Makati makes 14 in a row happen in MPBL
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 21, 2019 01:56 PM
Makati is rolling and rolling as of late
The Makati Super Crunch are in serious business to make winning a habit in the MPBL Datu Cup.
For the 14th straight game, the Super Crunch claimed another victim and added the Laguna Heroes to the list following a 76-65 win last Wednesday at the Blue Eagle Gym in Quezon City.
The win allowed Makati to vault its way back to the second spot of the northern division of the tournament.
Makati is now carrying a 20-4 card and can wrap up its elimination round campaign with another win that could give the squad a milestone in its next game against Quezon City.
Quezon City bounced back from a mediocre showing last time around and came up with an inspiring 80-71 triumph over Imus in the second game.
Following their latest win, the Capitals firmed up their hold of sixth spot with an 11-11 record in the northern division of the tournament.
With its big guns back in the line up, Quezon City was able to find balance on offense.
Jay Collado and Hesed Gabo each had a double-double performances while Mon Mabayo had a productive night as Quezon City won in front of its fans.
Collado, the team’s premier big man, finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Gabo, on the other hand, had 14 markers on top of 11 assists, but it was Mabayo’s stepped up performance that proved to be a much-needed lift for the Capitals.
Mabayo had 13 points and six rebounds.
“We really need this one. Right now, we’re at No. 6 and hopefully, we could move farther,” said Quezon City coach Vis Valencia.